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NTSB holds final media brief

Posted November 5, 2014 by Rebecca Amber

Mojave, Calif. The National Transportation Safety Board held their final press conferences on the investigation of the SpaceShipTwo crash, Nov. 3 at the Mojave Air and Space Port. NTSB acting chairman Christopher Hart announced that almost all of the important parts of the space vehicle needed to complete the investigation had been located. Among other…

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AV Wall: The Mobile Vietnam Veterans Wall for the Antelope Valley

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The AV Wall will be on display through Nov. 11 at the Palmdale Amphitheater. The opening ceremony is scheduled for 6 p.m., Nov. 7, and Taps will be played nightly at 10 p.m., although there is free, 24-hour public access to The Wall. Nov. 8 there will be a candlelight memorial walk honoring the AV…

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First F-35C lands aboard U.S. Navy aircraft carrier

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Navy photograph An F-35C Lightning II carrier variant Joint Strike Fighter conducts its first arrested landing aboard aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). Nimitz is underway conducting routine training exercises. The Navy made aviation history Nov. 3 as an F-35C Lightning II carrier variant Joint Strike Fighter conducted its first arrested landing aboard an aircraft…

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Northrop Grumman employees assemble bikes for military families

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EL SEGUNDO, Calif. ñ What do skilled aircraft workers do during their lunch break? At Northrop Grumman last week, they competed to build 100 bicycles for the families of military personnel serving overseas. Applying some of the techniques the company uses to manufacture major portions of advanced aircraft for the U.S. Navy, five teams of…

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News Briefs November 3, 2014

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Despite spat with Russia Poles honor Soviet troops The diplomatic spat with Russia over Ukraine has not prevented Poles from placing hundreds of candles on the graves of Red Army soldiers killed in January 1945 while driving Nazi German troops from the city. Nov. 1 is All Saints’ Day in Poland and people visit family…

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Air Force completes historic fuel conversion

Posted November 3, 2014 by MSgt. Brad West

Air Force photograph by TSgt. Christopher Boitz Col. Linda Hurry grinds off a JP-8 fuel decal on an R11 refueler as part of the Air Force transition to commercial jet fuel Oct. 15, 2014, Scott Air Force Base, Ill. The Jet A conversion is a Department of Defense cost saving initiative that will save the…

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Fiscal 20 15 launch schedule kicks off with GPS IIF-8 liftoff

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ULA photograph by John Studwell The U.S. Air Force supported the successful launch of a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying the Air Force’s eighth Block IIF navigation satellite for the Global Positioning System at 1:21 p.m. EDT Oct. 29, 2014, from Space Launch Complex 41, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. GPS is…

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Lockheed Martin to acquire Systems Made Simple

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Lockheed Martin has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Systems Made Simple, a leading provider of health information technology solutions to the U.S. federal government. Subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions, the acquisition is expected to close within 30 days. The terms of the agreement were not disclosed and are not material…

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AFOSR continues legacy of Nobel Prize-winning research

Posted November 3, 2014 by Molly Lachance

The Air Force Office of Scientific Research will add four winners to its illustrious list following the Nobel Foundation’s announcements of the 2014 laureates for Physics and Chemistry on Oct. 7 and 8. AFOSR has contributed basic research funding to 78 Nobel laureates over the past 60 years. On average, these laureates receive AFOSR funding…

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General Dynamics receives $84 million award for Ohio replacement program missile tubes

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The U. S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat a $83.8 million contract modification to continue development of the Common Missile Compartment for the Ohio replacement submarine and the United Kingdom’s Successor ballistic-missile submarine. Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics. The contract provides funding for 17 tactical missile tubes: 12…

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